The University Club of New York
The University Club of New York, 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

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Event Date Thu Dec 13 EST (almost 3 years ago)
Location The University Club of New York
1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Region Americas

The data that underlies the booming interest in water and waste and recycling companies goes a long way toward explaining why private investors are eager to buy advanced technologies and specialized solutions.

Leaks of potable drinking water costs U.S. utilities almost $2.6 billion a year, and the Environmental Protection Agency says the utilities need at least $384 billion through 2030 to repair and improve pipes and filtration systems.

As many as 63 million Americans have been exposed to unsafe drinking water. Many have heard of Flint, Michigan, but that small city of 100,000 is only the highest-profile example.

Analysts at the University of Georgia estimate that 18 billion pounds of plastic end up in the oceans every year, and that by 2050 the tonnage of waste plastic (like drinking straws and those rings that yoke six-packs of beverage cans) will outweigh all the fish in our oceans.

The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash every day, much of which could be recycled or composted -- but isn’t.

Big cities struggle to find places to ship their trash, and the norm is to pay to send thousands of tons of garbage long distances. New York City shipped 3.2 million tons of residential trash last year. And the saga of New York’s “poop train” has become a common narrative.


2018 Speakers

Robert L. Egan
Founding Partner, Alston Capital Partners

Burt Alimansky
Chairman & CEO, The Capital Roundtable

Michael L. Albrecht,
Partner, Ridgewood Infrastructure LLC

Kevin Charlton,
Managing Partner, River Hollow Partners

Brian D'Amico
Managing Partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC

Craig L. Farlie,
Managing Director, Farlie Turner & Co. LLC

Ronald Gonen
Chief Executive Officer, Closed Loop Fund

William L. Hallisey
Managing Partner, NewWorld Capital Group LLC

Samrat Karnik
Managing Director, Capstone Headwaters LLC

Peter Luchetti
Managing Partner, Table Rock Infrastructure Partners

Usha Rao-Monari
Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Development Partners

David Ruf
Managing Dir. & Head--Chemicals, Stifel Financial Corp.

Scott C. Sergeant
Dir.--Industrials Group, Houlihan Lokey

Dickson Suit
Managing Director, Ironwood Capital

Michael A. Teplitsky
Managing Director, Wynnchurch Capital LLC

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors

• Korn Ferry

• Columbia Business School
• ACG New York

• Inter Exo
• Preqin
• S&P Global Market Intelligence